Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Little Miss Personality

As you know…every month on the 29th I put Sophie into a plain white onesie and slap on a handy ‘month’ sticker (from to capture how much she’s grown.  The little photo session that follows is always challenging - but always makes me laugh-out-loud :) 

Here’s the winner for our 10  month photo shoot…IMG_2084

And here’s what we like to call the ‘many faces of Sophie’

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Don’t you just LOVE that face??  We definitely do :)  Happy 10 month birthday baby girl!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Let's Jig!

After making one of these videos for Christmas (featuring hilarious breakdancing elves), I thought it would only be appropriate to make another one for St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy :)

If you’re lucky enough to be Irish…


You’re lucky enough!!

We wish you all a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day filled with lots of love, luck, corned beef and cabbage :)  This is one of our favorite holidays, of course, and we’re looking forward to celebrating with a yummy Irish dinner tonight!


May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Erin Go Bragh!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Let’s go swimming!

As I mentioned in my last post, February was an exciting and busy month for us!  Along with preschool, Addison also started swimming lessons at the YMCA with her friends Chase and Joey.  Addison LOVES the water and she had a blast taking lessons twice a week.  I had a great time watching her learn…especially since Erik got in the pool with her so I didn’t have to :)

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DSC00440 Sophie and Reese wondering when it’s their turn!

DSC00449 DSC00453 Having fun before class

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DSC00626 I think these were a little too tight…

Our little fish passed the Perch level with flying colors…next up, Pike!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


The beginning of February was very exciting for Addison since she started preschool and her first month of swimming lessons.  After doing some research on local preschools a friend recommended that we check out one that happened to be super close to our house!  To start out she only goes 1 day a week, for 2 1/2 hours at a time so it’s a great way to ease her into the preschool experience.  Plus, she gets to go with her good friend Chase, which she loves. 

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DSC00404 Coloring with Chase


DSC00414 Even Sophie had some fun :)

DSC00409Helping Teacher Shannon during story time


DSC00423 Waiting patiently for snack time

Addison is absolutely LOVING preschool and I can already see some positive changes since she started!  Every Sunday night she has a great time picking out her outfit for school - and also deciding what she wants to bring for show and tell.  In two weeks I get to spend the day in class with her for her birthday celebration so she’ll get to do the calendar, have a special birthday snack, etc.  I can’t wait…she loves to be the center of attention…I wonder who she gets that from??? ;)

9 months old!

It’s been a little over a week since Sophie’s 9 month birthday!  I know I always say this…but I cannot believe how fast the months go by.  We saw Dr. Wiseman for Sophie’s 9 month well-baby visit on March 1st, and of course things are looking great.  Although our little drama queen did put on quite a show when it came time for her shots.   Here are Sophie’s 9 month stats:

Height - 27.5 inches (49%)

Weight - 17 lbs 11.5 oz (26%)  

Sophie has definitely mastered crawling … she moves so fast that I can hardly keep up with her sometimes!  She’s also cruising around the furniture with ease, and within the last few days has started standing up on her own for a few seconds at a time.  This means that my biggest fear is right around the corner…her 1st steps! 

At 9 months old Sophie is wearing both 9 and 12 month clothing, and is still in size 3 diapers.  She’s a great eater and is getting ready to start transitioning to whole milk at the end of the month.  She’s napping better now too - at least an hour at a time, thank goodness!

Although I like to think that Sophie is a mama’s girl at heart, she’s also got quite a soft spot for her daddy…and her favorite person is clearly Addison.  It’s so fun to watch the two of them play…especially since Addison is the only person who can get Sophie to let out that wonderful belly laugh!  I can’t believe that I’m already starting to think about her first birthday party!!

As always…here’s a look at Sophie’s monthly pics :)DSC07319DSC07517IMG_0330 IMG_0688 IMG_1049 IMG_1228 IMG_1874 IMG_1915 IMG_1931  

We love you Sophie bean :)